Key dates

It's important that you understand key dates and note them when planning your study schedule.

Key dates are the academic dates for each term, including dates like the census date, last day to add units, mid-term break, exam week, and so on. It's important that you understand these dates and note them when planning your study schedule.

To view key dates, log in to MyCQU using your Student ID and password, navigate to the Calendar view and either scroll through to view key dates, or filter for them using the Key Dates toggle in the Calendar Filter.  

Key dates explained

Last day to add

The last day to add is the deadline for adding units for the current term. If you do not enrol in a unit by this date, you will be unable to add the unit for that specific term. This is also the last date to swap units. After this date, you cannot swap from one unit to another for that specific term.

Units with a clinical placement component will require students to confirm the associated unit enrolment earlier than the last day to add units. Students should refer to communications from the School and the WIL Moodle Site for these clinical placement deadlines.

Census date

The census date is the most important date of the term. This is the date in each term when the University counts enrolments for reporting to the Australian Government.

For students, Census date is the last day to:

  • Withdraw from one or more units without financial and academic penalties;
  • Submit Commonwealth Assistance Forms (HECS-HELP, FEE-HELP, SA-HELP);
  • Cancel your course without financial liability and academic penalty;
  • Apply for a leave of absence;
  • Change your citizenship status;
  • Provide your Tax File Number on a Commonwealth Assistance Form (eligible students only); and
  • Make an upfront Student Contribution (HECS) payment.

The census date is also the due date for Tuition Fees, Student Contributions, and the Student Services and Amenities Fee (SSAF) for those students who are not eligible to defer their debt. 

Deferred and Supplementary Examinations

If you have been granted a Deferred examination (DE) or a Supplementary examination (SE) for the previous term, this is when you will sit your exam. Please ensure that you check your personal exam schedule.

Standard Examinations

Standard examinations are one to two weeks when exams for the term are held. Please ensure that you check your personal exam schedule.

Certification of Grades

Certification of Grades is the date each term when grades become official and are released to students in MyCQU.

Conferral date

The conferral date is the date on which you are officially conferred with your award. This date will be printed onto your testamur (certificate) and academic history and is the date when you are officially recognised as a CQUniversity graduate.

You cannot register for graduation until you have been conferred with your degree.

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